Srinagar: On a day when the Pakistan Army opened heavy fire and shelled forward areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, forcing Indian troops to retaliate, security forces today detected an improvised explosive device (IED) in Baramulla district.
Army personnel found the IED by the roadside at Hamrey in Pattan area of Baramulla district around 5 am, a police official said.
He said a bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot and the IED was destroyed without causing any harm to life or property.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Army also heavily shelled forward areas along the LoC in Dabraj belt of Mankote sector.
A Defence spokesperson said that at about 7 am, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Krishnagati sector of district Poonch.The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly, he said.
Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire 47 times in July and shelled areas along the LoC in Rajouri, Poonch, Kupwara and Baramulla districts on a daily basis in July.